Thursday, August 15, 2013

Dehydrated or Dry Skin? Reviva Labs Dynamic Duo: Hyaluronic Acid Serum & InterCell Night Gel with Hyaluronic Acid to the Rescue: Review

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Reviva Labs continues to amaze me with their extraordinarily high quality skincare products at very affordable prices. Their products have earned pride of place in my skincare stash, and remain part of my core highly loved skincare regimen. Recently I was thinking about products that are perfect during seasonal extremes in temperature, and I had an "Aha moment"- why not test drive Reviva Labs Hyaluronic Acid Serum in the mornings and their InterCell Hyaluronic Acid Night Gel in the evenings to see if there would be a discernible difference in the hydration level of my skin, and as I suspected there was! While I have combination skin, during extreme temperatures my skin has been known to become dehydrated. Therefore, it was during one such episode that I put these two Hyaluronic based products to the test to see if they would do the trick. 

Hyaluronic Acid Serum (1 oz. $22.00) "Our highest-potency daily moisture booster! Reviva Labs has now compounded a higher level of premium Hyaluronic Acid into a precious fluid that can help raise skin's moisture level to fill-in furrows, plump up tissues and tone-down lines. Apply under creams in the evening or alone to hydrate skin. If also seeking firmness, alternate with our DMAE Firming Fluid. Benefits: Unlike products that depend on moisture in the air, HA can help hydrate skin even in dry climates or heated rooms that rob skin of moisture." 

Ingredients: Demineralized spring water, Glycerin (veg.), Hyaluronic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Mucopolysaccharides, Green Tea Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simethicone, Caramelized Sugar, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
InterCell Night Gel with Hyaluronic Acid (1.25 oz $14.00 Sale price)

It has long been thought that if we could strengthen the intercellular "gel" that surrounds epidermal cells, we would have a breakthrough in contending with dryness and wrinkles. Too, cosmetic science has learned it is possible to fight external "free radical" damage - a major cause of the visual signs of aging. Unscented InterCell's clear gel supplies two vital ingredients to combat these problems. First, InterCell adds hyaluronic acid, skin's own intercellular substance naturally. Second, InterCell incorporates natural cell-protective glycogen to help block "free radical" damage from environmental pollution and sun exposure. Third, unlike other night products that add moisture to the skin, InterCell can add moisture even in the driest climates. It works with the liquids you drink. For optimal results, drink 6-8 glasses of liquids a day. Even in very dry climates, InterCell helps skin gain and retain moisture. InterCell, via its hyaluronic acid, works to help skin retain moisture from the liquids you drink. Frequent use helps avoid dry looking, brittle or flaky skin.

Directions: "At night, massage a small amount into cleansed skin, all over face and throat. InterCell works with daily fluid intake to bind and hold moisture in skin. We suggest drinking 6-8 glasses of liquids per day. (Because InterCell is so light and quickly absorbed, another cream can be applied over it for synergistic action.)" 

Ingredients: Purified Water, Sorbitol, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer 940, Glycogen, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.
My experience: While I conducted my experiment by using these two products daily for a period of several weeks, I did notice a significant increase in hydration. In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not always drink the suggested 6-8 glasses of water- though I did try. I also did not use these in conjunction with the other suggested products. Instead, I just used whatever other products I felt like using, and drank extra water when I wanted to. The only constant in my experiment was faithfully using these two products daily. The result was proof positive that using high quality Hyaluronic Acid based products day and night really did wonders to rehydrate my dehydrated skin. 

Used alone the Hyaluronic Acid Serum is a fantastic moisture booster that can be used in conjunction with your daily moisturizer. Using the InterCell Night Gel with Hyaluronic Acid alone will do wonders for restoring hydration to your skin while you sleep. The combination of the two will make a profound difference in seasonal fluctuations in temperature that can wreak havoc on the skin. For somebody like me, who has combination skin, it can be used as needed. People with oilier skin would probably benefit from this combination periodically as well. However, people who regularly experience dehydrated, dry or flaky skin will likely find this combination makes a remarkable difference in their skin with regular use. It restores comfort and moisture to the skin while simultaneously plumping fine lines. The difference is quite remarkable.
Overall assessment: Quite the dynamic duo for dehydrated skin, dry skin, or skin that is lackluster and just needs a little boost in hydration! 

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  1. Such a terrific brand. The prices are fabulous and everything works. The Hyaluronic Acid Serum has been a favorite for years. I always have this on hand.

    1. Hi Marcia, I completely agree with you. The prices and quality are excellent, and the products are so wonderful to use! I love the Hyaluronic Acid Serum-- it really gets the job done!


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